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IT system to ease congestion at Tanjung Priok

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 17 2012   /  12:07 pm

State-owned port operator Pelindo II will install a new information technology system at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta, the country’s main shipment gateway, in the middle of this year to help ease congestion, a senior official said in Jakarta on Monday.

Pelindo II president director Richard Joost Lino said that his company would use the IT system to monitor vessel traffic online.

“With this system, we can ease vessel congestion as well as decrease the number of vessel collisions. The system will make the work flow at Tanjung Priok port more effective and efficient,” Lino said.

Pelindo II has allocated Rp 105 billion (US$11.55 million) to build the IT system, he said.

By the end of 2011, container traffic at the port had reached 5.47 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), surpassing the maximum capacity of 5 million TEUs.

In 2009, traffic ...